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Wolves to wear pink shoelaces to honor Young's mother

MINNEAPOLIS -- A league-approved wardrobe change will pay tribute to Thaddeus Young's mother when the Timberwolves host Milwaukee on Wednesday night. All of Minnesota's players, Young said, will be wearing pink shoelaces to honor Lula Hall, who died of breast cancer Nov. 13. Young missed five games to be with his family and attend her funeral. Minnesota general manager Milt Newton...
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USA routs Spain for second straight gold medal at Women's World Championships

ISTANBUL -- Maya Moore scored 18 points and the U.S. beat Spain 77-64 to win its second straight gold medal at the women's world championship Sunday. Lindsay Whalen added 12 points for the United States (6-0), which hasn't lost in a gold medal game in the world championship since 1983, when it was beaten by the Soviet Union 84-82. Except for a hiccup in 2006 when the Americans...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

US routs Spain for second straight gold medal

ISTANBUL (AP) Maya Moore scored 18 points and the U.S. beat Spain 77-64 to win its second straight gold medal at the women's world championship Sunday. Lindsay Whalen added 12 points for the United States (6-0), which hasn't lost in a gold medal game in the world championship since 1983, when it was beaten by the Soviet Union 84-82. Except for a hiccup in 2006 when the Americans...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. women's team preps for world championship with scrimmage

  Nneka Ogwumike scored 26 points in an intrasquad exhibition game between players in the U.S. national women's basketball team pool on Thursday night at the University of Delaware. It wasn't enough for the White squad, which fell to the Red team 95-87. The entertaining back and forth contest showcased some of the best talent in the world. Maya Moore connected with Angel...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

US women's hoops team shows off in exhibition game

NEWARK, Del. (AP) Nneka Ogwumike scored 26 points in an intrasquad exhibition game between players in the U.S. national women's basketball team pool on Thursday night at the University of Delaware. It wasn't enough for the White squad, which fell to the Red team 95-87. The entertaining back and forth contest showcased some of the best talent in the world. Maya Moore connected...
Via AP on Fox
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

US women's hoops team shows off in exhibition game

NEWARK, Del. (AP) Nneka Ogwumike scored 26 points in an intrasquad exhibition game between players in the U.S. national women's basketball team pool on Thursday night at the University of Delaware. It wasn't enough for the White squad, which fell to the Red team 95-87. The entertaining back and forth contest showcased some of the best talent in the world. Maya Moore connected...
Via AP on Fox
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx's Moore lands on all-WNBA first team

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Lynx's season is over, but Maya Moore is still racking up acclaim for her best campaign to date. The league named Moore to its 2014 all-WNBA first team for the second time in her career. She can add that to a mantle that already includes this year's MVP and top All-Star vote getter, 2013 WNBA Finals MVP and 2011 rookie of the year award, among others. Joining...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx battled all season, but finally broke in West finals

MINNEAPOLIS -- Dam. Like a master analogist, Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve painted the picture succinctly Thursday, two days after Minnesota's run toward back-to-back titles abruptly crashed with a 96-78 loss to Phoenix in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. All year long, Reeve said, the WNBA's 2011 and 2013 champs represented a river-bound levee, with a stream of constant...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx eliminated with loss to Mercury

PHOENIX (AP) -- Diana Taurasi had 31 points, including a 50-footer at the end of the third quarter, to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 96-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night, putting the Mercury into the WNBA Finals. Taurasi scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter to give Phoenix an 80-67 lead with 7:19 left. Minnesota had eliminated Phoenix in 2011 and 2013...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx eliminated with loss to Mercury

PHOENIX (AP) -- Diana Taurasi had 31 points, including a 50-footer at the end of the third quarter, to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 96-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night, putting the Mercury into the WNBA Finals. Taurasi scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter to give Phoenix an 80-67 lead with 7:19 left. Minnesota had eliminated Phoenix in 2011 and 2013...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx eliminated with loss to Mercury

PHOENIX (AP) -- Diana Taurasi had 31 points, including a 50-footer at the end of the third quarter, to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 96-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night, putting the Mercury into the WNBA Finals. Taurasi scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter to give Phoenix an 80-67 lead with 7:19 left. Minnesota had eliminated Phoenix in 2011 and 2013...
Via Fox Sports North
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury must be on point in decisive Game 3

PHOENIX -- Only 30 minutes separated the Mercury from the next step toward that conspicuously advertised awaited glory. They had barged into Target Center and administered a 22-9, first-quarter beat down on the defending champion Minnesota Lynx. The ball was moving with precision and purpose on offense. Rotation and communication were continuing as major factors on defense. And Lynx...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury humble Lynx, 85-71

PHOENIX (AP) -- Brittney Griner had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Phoenix Mercury held off a late rally to beat the Minnesota Lynx 85-71 on Friday night in Game 1 of the best-of-3 Western Conference finals. Penny Taylor added 16 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and a pair of steals for the Mercury, who built a 25-point lead in the third quarter but allowed Minnesota to get...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury humble Lynx, 85-71

PHOENIX (AP) -- Brittney Griner had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Phoenix Mercury held off a late rally to beat the Minnesota Lynx 85-71 on Friday night in Game 1 of the best-of-3 Western Conference finals. Penny Taylor added 16 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and a pair of steals for the Mercury, who built a 25-point lead in the third quarter but allowed Minnesota to get...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

A look at the WNBA conference finals

A look at the two conference finals series in the WNBA playoffs, which start Friday: --- EASTERN CONFERENCE No. 2 Indiana (16-18) vs. No. 4 Chicago (15-19) Season Series: Fever won 3-2. Indiana: The Fever cruised through the opening round, sweeping the two games from Washington. That win postponed the retirement of coach Lin Dunn. Now the Fever will try to reach the WNBA Finals for...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx advance to Western Conference Finals with win over Stars

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Lindsay Whalen scored 31 points, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Stars 94-89 on Saturday night to advance to the Western Conference finals and end the playing career of San Antonio's Becky Hammon. Seimone Augustus scored 21 points and Maya Moore had 16 for Minnesota, which won the series 2-0 and will next face the winner between Phoenix and Los Angeles. Kayla...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Whalen, Lynx eliminate Hammon and Stars with win

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Lindsay Whalen scored 31 points, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Stars 94-89 on Saturday night to advance to the Western Conference finals and end the playing career of San Antonio's Becky Hammon. Seimone Augustus scored 21 points and Maya Moore had 16 for Minnesota, which won the series 2-0 and will next face the winner between Phoenix and Los Angeles. Kayla...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx advance to Western Conference Finals with win over Stars

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Lindsay Whalen scored 31 points, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Stars 94-89 on Saturday night to advance to the Western Conference finals and end the playing career of San Antonio's Becky Hammon. Seimone Augustus scored 21 points and Maya Moore had 16 for Minnesota, which won the series 2-0 and will next face the winner between Phoenix and Los Angeles. Kayla...
Via Fox Sports North
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Experienced, healthy Lynx ready for another postseason run

MINNEAPOLIS -- The dial is back at 11. The stakes are at their highest. The pressures of defending -- successfully, this time -- the WNBA crown have moved to the forefront of the league-wide consciousness. You'd have never known it if you sat in on the Lynx's pre-playoff team gathering Monday night, Cheryl Reeve said. The feisty, accomplished coach isn't feeling much...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx begin title defense with first playoff series Thursday vs. Stars

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Lynx carry less momentum into the postseason than in past years. But if there's any comfort to be had, it's that their first-round opponent is one they've taken care of this season. For the most part. Seeking to become the second team in league history to reach the WNBA Finals four years in a row, Minnesota opens the 2014 playoffs at 8 p.m. on Thursday...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Taurasi lifts Mercury in finals seconds

PHOENIX -- Diana Taurasi hit a 20-footer with 2.9 seconds left and Brittney Griner blocked a last-second layup by Minnesota's Lindsay Whalen to lift the Phoenix Mercury over the Minnesota Lynx 82-80 on Saturday night, snapping the Lynx' 11-game winning streak. The win gave Phoenix a 2-1/2 game lead over the Lynx going into the last week of the regular season. Candice Dupree...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Taurasi lifts Mercury in finals seconds

PHOENIX -- Diana Taurasi hit a 20-footer with 2.9 seconds left and Brittney Griner blocked a last-second layup by Minnesota's Lindsay Whalen to lift the Phoenix Mercury over the Minnesota Lynx 82-80 on Saturday night, snapping the Lynx' 11-game winning streak. The win gave Phoenix a 2-1/2 game lead over the Lynx going into the last week of the regular season. Candice Dupree...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury nips Lynx, 82-80

PHOENIX (AP) -- Diana Taurasi hit a 20-footer with 2.9 seconds left and Brittney Griner blocked a last-second layup by Minnesota's Lindsay Whalen to lift the Phoenix Mercury over the Minnesota Lynx 82-80 on Saturday night, snapping the Lynx's 11-game winning streak. The win gave Phoenix a 2 1/2 game lead over the Lynx going into the last week of the regular season. Candice...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury nips Lynx, 82-80

PHOENIX (AP) -- Diana Taurasi hit a 20-footer with 2.9 seconds left and Brittney Griner blocked a last-second layup by Minnesota's Lindsay Whalen to lift the Phoenix Mercury over the Minnesota Lynx 82-80 on Saturday night, snapping the Lynx's 11-game winning streak. The win gave Phoenix a 2 1/2 game lead over the Lynx going into the last week of the regular season. Candice...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Taurasi lifts Phoenix to 82-80 win over Lynx

PHOENIX (AP) Diana Taurasi hit a 20-footer with 2.9 seconds left and Brittney Griner blocked a last-second layup by Minnesota's Lindsay Whalen to lift the Phoenix Mercury over the Minnesota Lynx 82-80 on Saturday night, snapping the Lynx' 11-game winning streak. The win gave Phoenix a 2 1-2 game lead over the Lynx going into the last week of the regular season. Candice Dupree...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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